Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, flutist Demarre McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Among the orchestras with which he has appeared as soloist are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and, at age 15, Chicago Symphony. In September 2017, McGill returned as Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony, having previously served as Principal Flute of the Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He recently served as acting Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and earlier with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of The Myriad Trio, a former member of Chamber Music Society Two, and has participated in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Marlboro Music, La Jolla Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival in South Africa, to name a few. He is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the chamber music organization Art of Élan and, with clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Michael McHale, in 2014 founded the McGill/McHale Trio whose first album was released by Cedille Records in August 2017. Media credits include appearances on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center, A & E Networks’ The Gifted Ones, NBC's Today Show and Nightly News, and, with his brother, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, Demarre McGill is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at the prestigious University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School.